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Celebrating the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel: Chökhor Düchen
July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
About this event
Chökhor Düchen, one of the four annual holy days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, takes place this year on 21 July. On these holy days, the power of any meritorious action is multiplied by 100 million, as taught in the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.
Known in English as “Turning the Wheel of Dharma,” Chökhor Düchen commemorates the anniversary of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teaching. It is said that for seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. Afterwards, Indra and Brahma offered a dharmachakra (Dharma Wheel) and a conch shell and requested Guru Shakyamuni Buddha to teach. Accepting, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath in his teaching on the four noble truths.
Join us, in-person or online, for prayers led by Geshe Namdak on this most auspicious day! Register below to receive the Zoom link.